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Review of Margate Tudor House

Margate Tudor House
King Street | Margate, Margate CT9 1QE, England
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Margate
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates during the 2006 summer season.Situated in King Street, it was built around 1525 and is typical of many houses of that period. It’s believed that the Tudor House would have been one of the largest buildings in Thanet and would probably have belonged to a wealthy yeoman farmer. At the time of building, it would have stood close to the bank of the stream which ran down Dane Valley and entered the sea where Margate Harbour now is.The oldest deed can be traced back to 1802, when the Tudor House was a farmhouse owned by Francis Cobb. In 1815, the building was converted into three cottages and the lower part of the exterior of the Tudor House was plastered over, while inside the oak panelling was covered with wallpaper and the beams were plastered over.During the Second World War, the roof was damaged and vibration from bombs led to it tilting forwards. In 1951, restoration work started to return the house to its former glory, when the panelling was completely restored and the windows and doorframes were re-situated.
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

not always good to just bulldoze properties without checking the history 1st ! new owners setting out to re establish this historic and lovely old house. hampered by vandals who have just smashed a window at the rear of the property causing £4000 of damage. such a shame

Visited August 2013
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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“It is open for viewing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Many of the reviews for this beautiful house are now wrong. Volunteers have worked hard and there are regular times when you can make a snall payment and get to view this magnificent property. I wish people would be more positive about Margate. It is trying hard hard to get going and I feel it is so successful especially in these difficult times. There are many excellent display screens to guide you around this unique building.

Visited August 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“the tudor house reopens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The house is now open on Saturdays as it is now under the direction of the volunteers at Margate Museum.

Visited June 2013
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Margate, United Kingdom
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“Stunning , and open today!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I heard yesterday that the Tudor House would be open just for today, jsut a few hours! I have always loved the building with its giant Ginko but never had the opportunity to see the inside. This is a stunning 2 storey house built in 1525, one of Margate’s historical treasures. It has been carefully restored and is being cared for lovingly by a team of enthusiastic volunteers. It is early days yet, the potential to bring the building fully to life is enormous. It is quite easy, as it stands, to imagine the people who lived there and follow them going about their daily life. It really needs to be open every weekend and all summer!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning yet closed!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stunning archutecture and beautiful to look at, however there are no information signs about it located near by, the property is closed, you can't get really close or walk around it. You are basically looking at a house from across the street to take it all in. Much better examples of this period type of house exist across Britian. Margate council should be ashamed of themselves for not taking full advantage of what could be a wonderful property.

Visited February 2013
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